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Quote:F: Can adjust reticle.G: OK.Look up current LST (like with a computer program), rotate in RA until that time is on the RA cirlce pointer. Use altitude and az adjustments to put Polaris on that mark and you are done.
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Quote:Quote:F: Can adjust reticle.G: OK.Look up current LST (like with a computer program), rotate in RA until that time is on the RA cirlce pointer. Use altitude and az adjustments to put Polaris on that mark and you are done. Shouldn't that be LMT (Local Mean Time)? that is your exact time compensating for how many minutes W you are from your time zone line. it can be off by 59 minutes.At least thats how I used to do it with my Vixen non Go To mount, it was very accurate useing the setting circles,Go-To's may be different.
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